SARC News

Appreciation Word and Thanks

Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar, and after I take the permission to step down and submit my resignation… I take this chance to thank all the members of the Governing Board and especially the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers who have dedicated themselves to the humanitarian cause throughout the Crisis and all those working in this humanitarian organization. It is time for me to resign as the President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in order to give way to the new generation that will carry on this humanitarian mission; and for that reason, I presented my resignation to the Syrian… Read More »


SARC played its Humanitarian Role in a transfer Operation


SARC carried out its humanitarian duty in an operation that involved transferring of 525 persons from Beit Jinn, Zakea and Kanaker areas in Rural Damascus to Idleb city on Friday, 20 January, 2017. 60 SARC volunteers, who works in SARC branches in Rural Damascus, Damascus, Homs, Hama, Tartous and Idleb, participated in the mentioned operation which was done in coordination with SARC Headquarters.


Water Team pay follow-up field visit in Damascus


On 17/01/2017, a delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) accompanied by SARC Water and Sanitation team paid a field visit to some of the many water projects in Damascus city. The delegation, which included Mr. Javier Cordoba WatHab Head of Sector and Mr. Laurent Bidel, WatHab Electro-mechanical referent, toured some sheltering centers (Deeb Al-Rifa’ai school in Al-Qadam area and Shdydi sheltering center in Dummar area). The delegation also saw the work at  Al-Qadam pump station, the water purification station, the great water tank in Damascus and the boreholes project in Al-Rabweh area, which contributes to  approximately 16%… Read More »


Advanced Training Courses in Disaster Management


In cooperation with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC)  ,British Red Cross  (BRC) and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC)  organized two advanced training courses in Disaster Management on 3-26/11/2016. The courses, which took place in Banias Training Camp in Tartous city , brought together 119 volunteers from all SARC branches. The training included sessions on the new disaster management curriculum that issued in 2015 by IFRC, in addition to practical training and maneuvers.


SARC Responds to Water Shortage in Damascus


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) carried out an emergency response to water shortage in cooperation with Damascus Water supply Authority and ICRC. More than 125 volunteers and staff member of SARC commenced the response on the very beginning of the water shortage crises that started on Dec 26th. Up to date they managed to provide about 1306 M3 of water, via SARC water tanks, to social support centers, bakeries, sheltering centers, schools and hospitals (Ibn Al-Nafees Hospital, the Surgical Medicine Hospital and the Ophthalmology Hospital), They also provided 416 M3 of water directly to the affected people in several areas (Kafar… Read More »


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